Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Back in the Saddle is a beautiful and heartfelt story about faith, redemption, forgiveness, and relationships. I instantly knew I was going to really love the Double S Ranch and it's occupants. Angelina is tough yet caring and I love how she is the glue that helped mend the Stafford household. But I was worried that it would be hard for her to stay and forget the life she left behind but for good reason. Which was a little worrisome because I think she is the perfect match for Colt. He is a stubborn cowboy and she's just the right woman to keep him straight! Her faith and compassion truly made me care for her and apparently everyone on the Double S Ranch feels the very same way. Colt's father trying to make things right and trying to figure out his newfound faith is both endearing and inspiring. He wasn't the greatest father but he does love his sons and I am really looking forward to getting to see him mend those fences a little more in the following books. I won't go through the details of each character but the whole menagerie had something special of their own to add and all just seemed very real and authentic. In fact if I had to come up with just three words to describe Back in the Saddle they would be authentic, beautiful, and heartfelt. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good heartwarming story of faith and love.
**I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.**
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Monday, May 16, 2016
The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston
The Undoing is Jace's story. Yay! I knew I was going to love getting to know Jace's story better after she would hide away with her books in The Unleashing and claimed an adorable little foster pup. I'm happy to report you get a little more puppy time in this one as well. Once again one of my only complaints is the bombardment of names. Which actually wouldn't be as bad if it didn't swap back and forth between first and last names just like book one. I do think it was a bit better though and didn't involve as much explaining of the mythology so was a bit smoother read. The story still has a lot of Crows and Ravens involvement but it certainly was fun for me to get a much better peek into the lives of the Protectors. What can I say? Their love of books speaks to me directly on a very personal level :-) Jace is such a book nerd and introvert that she fits right in with them! It's actually quite hilarious how well they take to her and understand her. The Crows on the other hand could take some hints about not forcing poor Jace into small talk and other unpleasant social interactions. I think Ski and Jace are just perfect for each other! I'm definitely shipping them. Although the books focus more on a different set of characters in each, I think they will make more sense to be read in order. I am looking forward to the next book in this series and think it will continue to entertain and improve.
Great for fans of paranormal/urban fantasy style romances with some mythology (Norse) and action mixed in.
** I received this book from the publisher for review purposes **
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